3, 4 or 7 day trek to Ala Kul

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Aïgul is a friend of mine, but also a guide, passionate about her country and trekking, who runs an agency there. She understands that the Ala Kul trek attracts travellers with different levels of experience.

She offers 3 tours, with different levels of difficulty, during which you are accompanied by experienced and competent guides.

Since 2015, I have been regularly referring blog readers to her.

Major advantage:
Camping equipment is included, you don't need to rent any in Karakol.
The price also includes a porter, for the 4 and 7 day trek, so you can enjoy your trek to the fullest.

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What is the programme of my trek?

Aigul offers:
A 3 day tour by the most accessible route, and for more comfort the nights are spent in a guesthouse.
A 4 day trek, by a more challenging itinerary and nights spent in tents.
A 7 day trek, for the more experienced trekkers.

Day 1: Transfer by car from Karakol to Aksu village. Hike from Aksu to Altyn Arashan valley, 2600 m. Lunch. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse. (4 hours walk)

Day 2: Breakfast. Trek to Alakol Lake (3600 m) and back. Lunch provided. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse. (26 km round trip, 7 to 8 hours walk)

Day 3:
Breakfast. Return to the village of Aksu. Transfer from Aksu to Karakol (3h walk)

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Best period: July and August

Accommodation and meals: 2 nights in guesthouse, 2 lunches and dinners, 3 breakfasts.

Programme :

Day 1: Transfer by car from Karakol to the entrance of Karakol National Park. Trek to Sirota camp, lunch and dinner. Overnight in tents. 12 km, 4-5 hours walk.

Day 2: Sirota Camp - Keldike Gorge. Lunch and dinner. Overnight in tents. 10 km, 5-6 hours walk .

Day 3: Keldike Gorge - Altyn Arashan, Lunch dinner. Overnight in tents. 10 km, 4 hours walk.

Day 4: Altyn Arashan - Aksu village, lunch. Return to Karakol city from Aksuu village. 15 km, 4-5 hours walk.

Duration: 4 days and 3 nights

Best period: July and August

Accommodation and meals: 3 nights in tents, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and breakfasts.

Programme :

The 7-day hike also passes through Ala Kul. It is for experienced hikers only. From day 5 to day 7, this tour is more or less the same as the 4-day tour.

Day 1: Transfer from Karakol to Jeti Oguz Gorge. Trekking through the Telty Gorge. Lunch / dinner / camping 8 km

Day 2: Telty Gorge - Telty Pass (3800m). Lunch / dinner / camping 7 km

Day 3: Telty Pass - Karakol Gorge (2500 m) Lunch / dinner / camping 8 km

Day 4: Karakol Gorge - On Tor Gorge and enjoy a panoramic view of the Karakol peak (5216 m) Lunch / dinner / camping 10 km

Day 5: On Tor Gorge - Kurgak Tor Gorge to Lake Alakol (3560 m) Lunch / dinner / camping 7 km

Day 6: Alakol Pass (3830 m) Descent from the pass to the Keldike Gorge and the Altyn Arashan Valley. (2500 m). Lunch / dinner / camping you can hot springs in the open air. 17 km

Day 7: Arashan Valley - Aksuu village. Return to Karakol. End of the visit after lunch. Dinner at leisure. 15 km

Duration: 7 days and 6 nights

Best period: July and August

Accommodation and meals: 6 nights in tents, 7 lunches, 6 dinners and breakfasts.

What's included :

For the 3-day trek:

  • The guide,
  • Meals,
  • Nights in guesthouses
  • Access to the thermal springs of Altyn Arashan,
  • Transfer from Karakol to the national park and from Aksuu village to Karakol.

For 4 and 7 day tours

  • The guide,
  • 1 carrier for 2 people,
  • 1 cook from 2 persons, for one person the cook and the porter are the same person.
  • Meals - travellers are welcome to help).
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tent, sleeping bag, mat),
  • Access to the thermal springs of Altyn Arashan,
  • Transfer from Karakol to the national park and from Aksuu village to Karakol.
  • Porters can carry up to 15 kg, but they only carry camping equipment, food, gas bottles and stoves. Tourists carry their own belongings.

Does not include:

  • Transport from Bishkek to Karakol. There is a bus from the western bus station. It costs $5 and takes about 6 hours. You can easily stay at the Apple Hostel next to the Western Bus Station, which is ideally placed to spend the night before departure.
    Readers of the blog, get a 10% discount on their stay at the Apple Hostel, just ask in the form below.

What is the rate for my group?

Prices are in Soms

  • 1 person: 19 975 KGS
  • 2 persons: 25 160 KGS
  • 3 persons: 31 025 KGS
  • 4 persons: 38,250 KGS

  • 1 person: 53 225 KGS
  • 2 persons: 68 950 KGS
  • 3 persons: 90 200 KGS
  • 4 persons: 109 750 KGS

  • 1 person: 69,700 KGS
  • 2 persons: 93 075 KGS
  • 3 persons: 127 075 KGS
  • 4 people: 153,000 KGS

Book with Aigul :

You can form groups with other people to get a better price. (Make use of the group travel to Kyrgyzstan to look for travel companions).

To contact her you can use the form below, or write to her at aigulkyrgyzstan@gmail.com

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    6 Responses to 3, 4 or 7 day trek in Ala Kul

    • Emilie

      Thanks to Aigul for the organization of our treks, the guide was very kind and professional. Aigul is available to answer all the questions that we ask ourselves during our trip, that facilitates things a lot. Thank you

      • Georges-Michel

        Thanks for your feedback 🙂

    • Remy

      Thanks for the contact and thanks to Aigul for the organization. The guide, Dima, was nice, attentive and safe. This trek is amazing. It is physical but the result is worth it. One of my best experiences in Kyrgyzstan.

      • Georges-Michel

        Very nice feedback, thank you

    • Loïc

      Hi Georges-Michel, My friend and I have finished our 4 day trek with Aibek, our guide. He is very nice and really made our trek to this incredible lake unforgettable. Thank you for your recommendation

      • Georges-Michel

        Thank you Loïc for your comment. Glad you enjoyed the country.

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